Apply now for two great Maine Artist-in-Residence programs: Acadia National Park and StudioWorks in Eastport. Image courtesy Acadia National Park

Apply now for Maine Artist-in-Residence programs

Artists, writers, and other creatives: Check out these Artist-in-Residence programs in Maine. Acadia National Park Program: Two week immersive experience in Acadia National Park; details here....
Half Moon Cay, a stop on Holland America Line's Bahamas cruises. ©Hilary Nangle

Winter Escape: Cruising the Bahamas aboard HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam

As much as I love Maine, come December, I'm craving sunshine and warmth. When the opportunity to cruise aboard Holland America Line's 2,106-passenger Nieuw...
After the ride, return to relax at the ranch. ©Hilary Nangle

Arizona’s White Stallion dude ranch delivers all-inclusive fun

I rekindled a childhood love of riding horses, savored warmth and sunshine, and appreciated the one-price-covers-almost-everything rates at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson,...

Perfect Maine foliage escape: Waterford Inne

Updated Sept. 2017 I don't think one could find a more classic country inn in a more perfect location for leaf peeping than the Waterford...
Pretty Marsh is perhaps Acadia's least-crowded picnic area. ©Hilary Nangle

Escape peak crowds on the quiet side of Acadia’s Quiet Side

The first two weeks of August are the peak of peak season in Maine, and that's especially true on Mount Desert Island and in...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Katahdin Woods & Waters

Artist Marsden Hartley captured the magic and beauty of Maine's Katahdin Woods & Waters region decades before it was even under consideration as a...
Lobster Fishermen, painted in Corea, Maine, by Marsden Hartleyvideo

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: The view from Corea, with Joe Young

I recently toured Marsden Hartley's Maine, on view at Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through Nov. 12, 2018. The exhibition, which first...

Marsden Hartley’s Maine: Must see at Colby College Museum of Art

Lobster! Katahdin! Portland Headlight! Crashing surf! One would be hard pressed to create a travel itinerary taking in Maine's icons better than that presented...
Join Maine Guide Michael Good of Down EAst Nature Tours, on a birding tour of the Acadia region. Hilary Nangle photo.

10 terrific Maine summer vacation adventures

Add one of these made-for-the-memory-books experiences to your Maine vacation. 1. Hike in the 100-Mile Wilderness Using the Appalachian Mountain Club's  Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins...

Keepers of the Flame: Blind Hope and Passion Fuel Lighthouse Restorations

Credit the Maine Lights Program, launched in 1996, and the National Historical Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, for saving more than 40 of Maine’s...

2017 Garden Tours blossom throughout Maine

Take time to smell the flowers during annual garden tours throughout Maine. While most tours occur on only one day each summer, a...

Elephants at my doorstep: Satao Elerai Lodge, Kenya

I’m sitting on the deck of my tent (an understatement, canvas walls, yes, but also full bed, wood floor, and shower bath) gazing...

Roaming Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

I attained enlightenment in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Not the lights-flashing, God-appearing, Hallelujah! type of enlightenment, but rather a far-more-subtle, restorative, all's-right-with-the-world kind. This...
Visit lighthouses along Maine's coast on Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Hilary Nangle photo.

Light up your life: Eight great ways to enjoy Maine’s lighthouses

The romanticism of lighthouse life has motivated many a traveler to seek out Maine’s 64 beacons. Some of Maine’s lighthouses can be viewed from...

Let’s talk Maine lobster: All you need to know about Maine’s lobster shacks, lobster...

Maine is world renowned for its lobster, and you can enjoy it a gazillion ways. Eating it, of course, is the biggie (with so many...